Irish folk group The Wolfe Tones are to release an album of classic ballads re-imagined to take the fight to Covid-19
The group, famed for their anti-British rebel songs, said that Ireland has a new enemy to rail against and that they intend to lead the fight.
“For hundreds of years we’ve been oppressed by the Brits, but finally something’s come along that’s even worse. Covid-19 is about to feel the wrath of the righteous Gael,” said the group’s press release.
The album, titled The Troubles (with Covid-19), is set to feature versions of Wolf Tones classics updated to reflect the current pandemic.
The centre piece will be a lavish 20 minute re-working of The Fields of Athenry, the first verse of which has been leaked online:
“By a lonely chemist’s wall/I heard a young girl calling/Michael they are taking you away/for your lungs are full of phlegm/’cause you’ve got Covid-19/now the hospital ship lies waiting in the bay”
The remaining content is a hotly anticipated secret, but DTTN understands that fans will be able to enjoy new versions of favourites such as: Some Say the Devil is Dead (and got Covid-19 in Killarney), Come out ye Black and Tan Viruses, and A Socially Distanced Nation Once Again